Spirit of Hope Celebration Benefits Cancer Institute


The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute board of ambassadors and associate board of ambassadors met recently at Montage Mountain for a wrap-up meeting of the 2016 Spirit of Hope Celebration. The Ambassadors presented the Cancer Institute with a $67,205 check.

Pictured, from left: Tom Blaskewicz, Traci Fosnot, event chair, Richard Conaboy, Thomas Cummings Jr., Charles C. Jefferson, Robin Long, William Rinaldi, Pat Sicilio, Leo Vergnetti, Spirit of Hope Celebration board chair, Jessica Kalinoski, Amanda E. Marchegiani, community relations coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (holding one end of the check), Chuck Morgan, Angela Rempe Jones and Andrew Wallace. Absent from the photo: Philip Medico, David Nape, Vince Scarpetta, Atty. Gene Sperazza, Kristie Hynoski, Paul McGloin, James Gorman, Joe Ferguson, Greg Gagorik, John P. Rodgers, P. Richard Scheller, Brian McQuestion, John and Jennifer Heil, Dr. Steven J. Szydlowski, Sharon Lynett, Jennifer Lynett, John Moran, Dan Meuser, Scott E. Henry, Atty.y Mark J. Conway, Jim Brady, Susan Brady,  Clifford and Marsha Fay, Roxanne Schulman, Scott Henry, Christopher Peters, M.D.,  Nicholas F. Colangelo, Evie Rafalko McNulty, Karen M. Saunders and Joe Van Wie.


Judi H. Rock on 6 set for Oct. 1st



Friends and family of a woman from Dunmore who lost her battle with cancer are planning their sixth annual fundraiser, Judi H Rock On 6, to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in her memory.  Judi Hartridge was a vibrant and giving nurse, who passed away after a year-long battle with cancer in December 2007.

To honor her memory, family and friends formed a committee- Judi H Rock On, to raise funds to fight the disease that claimed her life.

judi-rock-on-musicians-picOn Saturday, Oct. 1, the committee will host, Judi H Rock On 6, a dance party, at St. Mary’s Center from 6 to 11p.m. The event will feature live music from three legendary bands on one stage – Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, Old Friends, The Gene Dempsey Orchestra, along with singer/songwriter Janice Gambo Chesna.

Legendary hometown favorite group, Old Friends, will be honored at the event as the recipients of the fourth Music Lifetime Achievement Award. The ticket price of $25 will not only include a night of fantastic music and refreshments, but also entry into a raffle for two tickets to Jersey Boys at Scranton Cultural Center, dinner at POSH, and a driver for the evening, an Apple iPad, and a one-year Greater Scranton YMCA family gym membership. Guests will have the opportunity to take a chance on raffle baskets and strike a pose at the photo booth.  A cash bar will also be available.

Tickets can be purchased prior to the event by calling the Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984 or visiting www.judihrockon.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Committee  members for Judi H Rock On 2016, include, front row, from left: Dana Morris, co-chair; Peggy LaBelle, Carmel D’Angelo, and Karen M. Saunders, president at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Back row, same order: John Hartridge, co-chair; John Hartridge Jr., Sharon LaBelle, and Paul LaBelle, a Judi H Rock On founder.